Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm belongs to the class of medication called ‘keratolytic agent' primarily used for peeling and shedding the outer layer of the skin in the condition of acne (pimple) and psoriasis. Besides this, Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm possess comedolytic (inhibits the formation of blemishes) and anti-inflammatory activity. Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.
Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm contains ‘Salicylic acid’ that treats conditions of psoriasis and acne by reducing inflammation (swelling and redness) and unplugging blocked skin pores to allow pimples to shrink. Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm increases the turnover rate of upper skin cells that eventually helps in peeling and shedding off the dead skin thereby treating comedones (skin-coloured, small bumps due to acne).
Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm is available in topical (for skin use) liquid, gel, lotion, cream, ointment, foam, soap, shampoo, cloth pads and skin patches. Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Common side effects of Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm include dry skin, erythema (skin redness), burning sensation, skin irritation and skin rash. Most of these side effects of Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. If these side effects persist longer, please consult your doctor.
Avoid contact with eyes, eyelids, lips, mouth and nose. If the medicine comes in contact with any of these areas, rinse with water immediately. Do not use Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm on sunburned, windburned, dry or irritated skin. It is essential to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or a breastfeeding mother. Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm is not recommended for use in the children below 12 years and a teenager who has a fever, flu symptoms or chickenpox. Besides this, Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm can also cause Reye's syndrome (swelling in brain and liver), a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children. Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm can make the skin more sensitive in the sunlight, hence always use sunscreen and protective clothing before you step outdoors. Care should be taken while applying Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm on sensitive areas, such as the neck. Avoid Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm contact with hair or fabrics since it has bleaching properties.
Acne (pimples), Psoriasis
Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm contains ‘Salicylic acid’ used to treat acne (pimples) by exfoliating the skin and keeping pores clear. It is an organic compound with an irritant, keratolytic (remove warts, calluses), comedolytic (inhibits the formation of blemishes) and anti-inflammatory activity. Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm reduces inflammation and unplugs blocked pores (whiteheads) or open pores (blackheads). Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm increases the upper layer of skin cell's turnover rate, which eventually helps in peeling the skin and treating comedones (skin-coloured, small bumps due to acne). Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm also has a mild drying effect that allows excess oils and dirt to be washed away from the skin. Dersol 40% Ointment 25 gm is also used to treat skin conditions that involve scaling or overgrowth of skin cells such as psoriasis (a skin disease in which red, scaly patches form on some body areas) ichthyoses (inborn conditions that cause skin dryness and scaling) and prevention of dandruff in the scalp area.
Erythema (skin redness)
Slight tingling sensation
Dizziness, Deafness and Hearing disturbance (in newborn infants)